Sometimes life can change “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” and nothing is the same after that. Two weeks ago, that happened to my sister when she learned she had breast cancer. She made me promise not to freak out or worry, so I tried, but I did not succeed. When we all lost my brother to cancer; it was easier. I always assumed he would get cancer from chain smoking all his life and that’s what happened. But my sister does not smoke, does not drink except for a glass of wine now and then and, as a nutritionist herself, has always favored a healthy diet and exercise at a local gym. In essence, she did all the right things and still got got dealt the cancer card.
My sisters and I know the real reason for braided hair. It’s not to look pretty. It’s to keep your hair neat and untangled. My hair would snarl if you looked at it wrong, so Mom would French braid it. I remember when my parents sent me to spend a week with their friends in Sioux City who were as close to grandparents as I had. When Mom was done braiding it, my skin was stretched taut and I am sure I had a mini-facelift. Under strict orders, I left the braids in while bathing and showering, washing them without unbraiding them – and sure enough, they stayed in place for the entire week. She had no time for loose, casual braids like this lovely one from Anya Ohmai for Hair Fair. A braid that did not ache for a few hours was unworthy of the name.
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Poses: Reel Expressions (not available)
Skin: Glam Affair Rose Europa 05
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Mesh Attachments: Slink Hands and Feet
Hair: Selections from Hair Fair
Clothing: GizzA – Erika Halterneck Dress [Denim]
Shoes: [L.Warwick] Europa -Slingback Platform Wedges- Blue Cork
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Khaleesi’s Temptaion
Location: KIDD GRASS GREEN MEADOW WILD FLOWERS
Fashion For Life closes in just three short hours from now and it is a bittersweet moment for me. I am relieved to have made it to the end without major disasters and dramas. Sure, there were glitches and hiccups and moments of anxiety – par for the course for any event involving more than 200 people. As a species, we come with glitches attached. I am going to miss running the 10 sim circuit from sim to sim to sim to do the daily restarts. I was asked not to restart them all at once, so I figured a run from one end of a sim to the other, following the path, would take me about the right amount of time between each restart. I always did run astray at Perambulate though, tempted off the track by the skate park. Anyway, it has been a wonderful project, raising thousands of dollars for the critical work of the American Cancer Society as it leads global efforts to prevent, treat and cure cancer.
One of the Champions – the large donors whose co-sponsorship of the sims allows all event proceeds to go to Relay For Life – was Mon Cheri of “falsies” fame. Her eyelashes are favorites of people across the grid and even Gidge who has a love-hate relationship with attached lashes likes them. She made several exclusives for Fashion For Life including this adorable summer dress Sachi – which she released in several color combinations.
…makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind….
Love Seals and Croft and that song just felt like it fit this mood. Standing on the beach at Black Basalt Beach, a beautiful sim to just hang out or surf (or take pictures). This post is dedicated to the summer themed items at Collabor88, which just opened on June 8th.
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I wanted a weekend getaway and Cay’s at Woodland Lake was having a weekend long party – so it was JUST the place to getaway! I found just the right thing to wear too at Mon Cheri…. this long, casual dress is just the thing to make you feel relaxed for a party on the docks.
at TIME OUT! I was looking for a place to do a bathing beauty post and this sim was recommended to me and you really should take a look around. I went to a Relay for Life beach party last night and I knew I could get the look I wanted from Mon Cheri. She had JUST the suit I was looking for. Collabor88 has got me in the “rock-a-billy” mood. I think this look fits the bill… don’t you?
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I love dots.. can you tell?
I went shopping at My Attic @ The Deck (May 21st – May 31st) yesterday and when I saw these adorable shoes from Pure Poison and this cute dress from DCNY I just had to have it! The cute peek-a-boo midriff is just adorable!
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Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now